November 13-17

School Council Presents: Movie Night Wed. Nov 15

The School Council offers its gratitude to all the parents who have generously supported the “investment in Your Child’s Education” fundraiser.  This is the main fundraiser for our school and all the funds are invested in equipment, programs, materials and technology to enhance your children’s education.  For those who may not have had an opportunity to contribute there is still time.  Our fundraiser will end on November 17.  Any contribution will be greatly appreciated and will benefit our school.

In appreciation of all your efforts, the School Council cordially invites all parents and students to a special family evening to celebrate our achievements on Wednesday, November 15.  We will present briefly the ways your funds have and will continue to benefit our school followed by the screening of The Emoji Movie.  Light refreshments will be served. Please bring blankets and folding chairs.  We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, November 15.

When: November 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Where: Gymnasium
What: The Emoji Movie
Please Bring: Blankets & folding chairs

Please see this attached flyer (english) from school council for details (Chinese version 中文版).

Lakeridge Ski/Snowboarding/Tubing Trip

Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018  & Thursday, February 8, 2018

Your child has an opportunity to participate in a winter elective activity that promotes physical activity and healthy education.

  • Grade 3 – 4 will have the opportunity to go snow tubing.
  • Grade 5 – 8 will have the opportunity to participate in skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing.

Payment and activity selection for Lakeridge Ski Resort activities can be made online at by Friday, November 24, 2017.

Parents Night (Nov 22): Raising Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Attention parents of Grade 7 and 8 Students

  • Wondering what your child’s pathway to success will be?
  • Worried about the impact of societal changes on your child’s career future?
  • Wanting to support your child’s creativity and teach them how to harness it?
  • Wondering what supports are available within YRDSB and York Region for youth innovation and entrepreneurship?

November 22nd, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
YSpace Markham 3rd Floor, 169 Enterprise Blvd, Markham
Registration information: raisinginnovatorsparentnight.pdf

Full Day Kindergarten: Understanding your Child’s Reports

The Ontario government is introducing new provincial reports in Kindergarten. School boards will start phasing in these new reports in the 2016-2017 school year, and then in 2017-18, all parents1 of children in Kindergarten will receive the following reports:

●  Fall – Initial Observations Report

●  Winter and Spring – Communication of Learning Reports

These three reports will help parents understand their child’s progress during the course of the school year. For more information please see the following attachment. understanding_your_childs_report_en.pdf

Scholastic Book Fair, Nov 23 – 30

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to Beckett Farm Public School from Thursday, November 23rd until Thursday, November 30th. Your entire family is invited to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in fiction and non-fiction books. Your support of this fundraiser will help us purchase devices to encourage coding such as “Dash & Dot” robots.

The book fair will be open daily during am recess (10:50-11:20 a.m.), lunch recess (1:20-2:00 p.m.) and after school (3:40-4:00 p.m.). We will also be open during the evening of parent interviews from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Classes will have the opportunity to visit the fair during school time as well. Families are welcome to come during these times to make their purchases. Please note that there will not be any regular book exchange during this week in order to accommodate the Book Fair. Remember to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar. Thank you for helping to foster a love of reading by attending the Book Fair. We look forwarding to seeing you there!

If you would like to volunteer during the book fair times listed above, please call Ms. Sofos at (289) 746-3276. Cash and/or cheques made payable to Beckett Farm PS are accepted. See you at the Fair!